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Saffrons seeking to down the Dubs

Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship quarter-final Antrim v Dublin (Saturday, 6pm, Pairc Esler)    WITH the Danny McNaughton Cup safely secured for a fifth successive season, Antrim’s minor hurlers now turn their attention to the challenge of Dublin in Saturday’s All-Ireland MHC quarter-final. This is the stage of the season when Antrim traditionally suffer […]

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Gray happy with Reds’ pre-season progress

CLIFTONVILLE manager Barry Gray believes his side’s recent 2-1 win over a Swansea City XI was their best performance of their pre-season thus far. Despite falling behind to an early Jordan Garrick goal, the Reds fought back and levelled against the Premier League U23 winners through Jay Donnelly and then sealed the win with a […]

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Hail Hail, the Celts are here

UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, first leg Linfield v Celtic (Friday, 5pm, Windsor Park)  CELTIC’S ‘Invincibles’ take on Linfield in the first leg of their mouth-watering Champions League Qualifier on Friday evening at Windsor Park. Frequent visitors to these shores for pre-season and exhibition games, Celtic last played a competitive fixture in Ireland back […]

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Double delight beckons for patient Cacace

WAITING in the wings for a title shot has been like waiting for the proverbial bus for Anthony Cacace as two have suddenly come along at once. ‘The Apache’ has been in line to fight for the British super-featherweight title for almost two years since annexing Celtic honours, but for one reason or another his […]

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Ginley confident Cacace will fulfil his destiny at Wembley

RAY Ginley believes it is Anthony Cacace’s destiny to overcome Martin J Ward in this Saturday’s British and Commonwealth super-featherweight title clash at Wembley Arena. The long-term friends and training partners’ journey has taken in a Subway in Andersonstown and has led them to the London Underground this weekend as they open a new chapter […]

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Aggies progress to Junior B semis

Antrim Junior B Hurling Championship St Agnes’ 3-17 Loch Mór Dál gCais 0-7 ST Agnes’ ran out comprehensive 3-17 to 0-07 winners in Wednesday night’s preliminary round Junior B Championship clash with Loch Mór Dál gCais at Woodlands. Last year’s beaten finalists were comfortable favourites to progress to a semi-final meeting with champions Davitt’s, though […]

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